Managing the TBT project
for the best, expect the worst
BY NOW YOU SHOULD have a pretty complete project plan and if you print it out, it will look highly impressive. But you know what they say - man plans and God laughs. To avoid the danger of future embarrassment, some serious consideration needs to be given to what could go wrong.
To quote Steve McConnell: Software development is a high risk activity. Many of the risks can be prevented or minimised by performing active risk management. Many of those same risks can cripple a project if they are not actively addressed. You might be an optimist, but with software projects, as the saying goes, you can hope for the best but you should prepare for the worst.
Heres a run through the steps in risk analysis:
Maintain your list of risks throughout the project, updating it based on your experiences to date and new information coming available.
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